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A good way to learn more about the orthoptics field is by working part time or over the summer in an orthoptist's office. This will give you opportunities to observe what the day-to-day tasks are and if this type of work is a good fit for you. Conduct an informational interview with an orthoptist to find out how they got started in the profession and what recommendations they may have for you. Ask your school's career services office for help with finding job listings and orthoptists interested in discussing their career with students. Keep up with developments and news in the orthoptics field by reading publications such as the American Orthoptic Journal, http://aoj.uwpress.org. Meet people working in orthoptics and learn about career opportunities by attending industry conferences and events. Find listings on professional associations' Web sites, such as the International Orthoptic Association, https://www.internationalorthoptics.org/related-meetings.html.

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